Irish Returns to the Den

The Lee Valley Lions can announce a further addition to our roster with the signing of Joshua Irish.

The 24-year-old forward came through the junior ranks at Lee Valley before playing two senior seasons for the Lions in 2011-12 and 2013-13, scoring two goals.

The next four years saw him move up north to attend university, playing two seasons each for the Bradford Sabres and Leeds Gryphons in the BUIHA. He scored 143 goals during this time, assisting on a further 35 for a total of 178 points at a rate of almost four per game.

Now after a season out of hockey, he returns to the Den to strengthen the Lions’ roster this season.

Josh already made his first appearance of the season last night in Slough, impressing straight away with his energy and creating a few good scoring opportunities too.

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Joshua Irish during his first spell with the Lions (Photo: Patrick Ayling)